Train to teach with Ark Teacher Training and join us in transforming lives through education.
Our two-year training programme offers the best graduates the opportunity to make a real difference.
Unlike a university-based PGCE, you will be based in a school of your choice from day one, having an impact straight away. You’ll spend the whole academic year with your students, watching them progress, as well as seeing your own development. You will also get the opportunity to teach in two other schools, helping you to develop as a teacher and understand how other schools work.
The programme provides the perfect balance of theory and practice. You’ll have a dedicated tutor overseeing every aspect of your training, your very own coach offering advice and support, in-school staff dedicated to your development, access to education experts across the network and continuous support and guidance to build your confidence in managing a classroom and controlling behaviour.
At the end of you first year, you will receive:
- QTS (Qualified Teacher Status),
- PGCE (postgraduate certificate in education)
- 60 credits towards a Master’s degree
Find out more about our application process.
Become a Campus Ambassador
Still at uni and want to be involved with Ark Teacher Training? We’re looking for Campus Ambassadors to raise the profile of Ark Teacher Training on your university campus -through social media, on-campus events and networks in societies & sports clubs. Find out more.
What: Part-time role
When: One-year contract
Who: Second or third year students
Where: Your university campus
Our week-long internship placement is designed to give you a taste of what it is like to be an Ark teacher trainee, giving you the opportunity to fully immerse yourself into school life for a week. On the programme you will:
- Observe a variety of lessons, watching great teaching in action
- Meet with participants on the programme, hearing their experience of the programme first-hand
- Take part in teaching activities, as well as leading extra-curricular sessions for pupils
What: One-week placement
When: July 2018
Who: Penultimate year students
We are currently in the process of confirming places for our Summer Internship 2018. We will be advertising these opportunities in November 2017.
“Every child deserves a great education and excellent teaching can make that happen. I decided I wanted to be a part of that. ”AminGraduated from Queen Mary University of London in 2016
“I chose Ark Teacher Training because it offers the perfect balance of support and coaching, with the practical classroom experience. ”KateGraduated from Cambridge University in 2014
“I wanted to be a teacher, because I'd seen the impact my teachers had on me and I wanted to be able to inspire others.”AzariahGraduated from Birmingham University in 2016